I read your thread with interest and a little sadness. I am a African-American nurse with a BSN. I have several horror stories I could share with you starting with nursing school and up to the present. I want to say to you that I work in a hospital (up North) where black nurses are the Majority! We also have nurses of other minority backgrounds. I wish you could spend some time with us so you could see that you do have a place and you are needed and respected in your profession. My advice to you is to excel in what you do and wear your confidence on the outside at all times for all to see.